Also, to help with Data's lament about the lack of traction in the general game threads, perhaps it would be better if we had a stickied thread for general games with no Panthers implications like this one and leave the individual game threads for more important ones.
Because even if you ignored all the alleged team chemistry issues, you're giving up future capital for a guy who has made it known this is his last year. Same reason no one (not even the Chiefs) "rescued" Tony Gonzalez and he went out on a 4-12 Falcons team.
True, but Lovie Smith is no Sean Payton, and CJ hasn't been healthy when hes played anyway. Allen may be the shot in the arm the pass rush needs. Also another week for Star to get back up to speed, and it's likely Jameis won't be as conservative with his passes as McCown was last week.
I wonder what that conversation in the war room was like... "Mariota looks like a good prospect, guys, but we'd be better off taking the guy in the midst of a sexual assault case that threw 18 interceptions last year in the ACC."
There were actually people who thought Freeman was better than Cam. And before Cam sent Raheem Morris packing in a beat down around Christmas of 2011 and they hired Schiano to throw gasoline on the dumpster fire they actually looked decent. That one time they did well apparently resonated with the folks at Grantland so much that they are constantly the favorite to always bounce back in the division and it never happens.
Three desperation Hurney moves toward the end of this tenure: Pick for Jeff Otah for the pick that became Jeremy Maclin Pick for Everette Brown for the pick that became Mike Iupati Draft value chart wise it was a terrible move from the get go but compared to the other two the Armanti pick for what became Ras-I Dowling doesn't look so bad.
We have one of the best dual threat qbs in the league, the best middle linebacker, one of the best tight ends, an emerging top corner, and solid depth across the board (despite some glaring holes, obviously.) I don't know how you can watch Sean Payton and Luke freaking McCown carve us up and not be concerned in the slightest about this team with the schedule we have coming up. They have yet to put forth a solid performance from start to finish like they are capable of against these bad teams they've played.